Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Peggy-O, Big River, Ramble On Rose, Looks Like Rain, Deal, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped, Scarlet Begonias Minglewood Blues, Mississippi Half Step, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Dancin' In The Streets-> Wharf Rat-> Dancin' In The Streets-> Around & Around, E: Johnny B. Goode
composite and patched: AUD> MC> R> D> ?> D> CD> EAC> SHN (Bertrando recording) plus SBD> MR> D> CD> EAC> SHN; see notes; via Jeff Cotsman
February 1, 2019 Subject:
Long time comin'
Granted the better-known following show is slightly better - in fact four songs from this show appeared the next night, all played better. But this show has different highlights, and the better 1st set (the next night has the better 2nd set). They hadn't played L.A. - or any SoCal dates - in over 2yrs (and a multi-date in over 3). But then they always had a somewhat odd relationship with LA, ever since moving back to the Bay Area. They could have played a dozen days per year in LA county, but instead treated it like Seattle or Detroit. This show is right after the great Oakland shows with The Who.
First Set. One reason this show is lesser known is probably due to the 1st set being AUD-only. Good AUD though, if you EQ (needs less around 600hz and more around 13khz). Only a partial AUD exists for Promised Land (the rest of the 1st set is the Bertrando AUD). They Love Each Other is typically solid, but it's Peggy-O where the set goes huge (check the 2nd solo break). Ramble on Rose is downtempo, but settle in and it's great. Deal is tentative, like they think it's gonna blow, but it's back to solid for El Paso, and you need a jaw bandage for Tennessee Jed. It may even be better than 6/29. Music Never Stopped is just phenomenal (is the next night's even better?). The set has a bonus song, in Scarlet Begonias. Brisk and punchy.
Second Set. A short 2nd, at under 1:15. Most of this is average '76, though Dancin' in the Streets is a little more experimental than most, especially the return, after the smooth but completely unengaging Wharf Rat. It's the resolving jam that's great. The SBD of Around & Around has a cut of 44sec @2:16, but it's the second of the double Berries that you want; coming back out for a barn burner that sends 'em into the city night happy.
1st Set: B 2nd Set: C+
Overall = 3¼ stars
Peggy-O - tightly executed and check the 2nd solo break
Ramble on Rose - as good as the slow ones get
Tennessee Jed - up there with 6/29
Music Never Stopped - phenomenal, like the next night
Scarlet Begonias - weirdly placed, wonderfully played
SOURCES: The bertrando is an ahead-of-its-time AUD. The cotsman_12614 is the SBD, patched with 2 AUDs (mainly the Bertrando); but the tunings are edited and Around is not patched.
March 18, 2013 Subject:
My first show . Interesting alternative to the AUD
Much of this is the fine AUD of the show . The SBD potions, are good where SBDs are good,i.e. hearing the inner details . However, unless you are allergic to audience recording, go with the AUD, it really feels like it did that night .
As a show, this is in the lower tier for 76, but still by general GD standards, a nice show . At least check out the already mentioned highlights . I would like to give it another star, but I think I would be another old guy waxing nostalgic about their first show . Ok, 3.5 !
December 23, 2011 Subject:
A couple of gems
I have to say I enjoyed the 15th much better. Ididn't find the first set to engaging here BUT there are 2 very special performances this night: An absolutely incredible Scarlet and a magical Dancin'-> Wharf Rat-> Dancin'.
February 5, 2006 Subject:
The longer melody on Scarlett Begonias is indeed nice.
October 16, 2004 Subject:
This is worth listening to just for the scarlet begonias which has to be one of the best between that and music this show rocks.... I think set II is good but not quite as killer as the first on which every song shines and Phil is possesed. Very solid and a nice surprise aud for set 1 and sbd for set II and encore.
June 8, 2004 Subject:
Please remove this review